Card is in my possession but someone physically swiped it?!

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FastSRT8
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed May 02, 2012 3:32 pm

432521 wrote:You could just nuke it in a microwave if you don't want to cut your card. It is supposed to fry the chip so it won't work.


Cup of water in the oven and card on a plate right? 10 seconds enough??
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Postby 432521 » Wed May 02, 2012 4:06 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Cup of water in the oven and card on a plate right? 10 seconds enough??


My friend did this

How to Disable a RFID | eHow.com
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu May 03, 2012 2:01 am

432521 wrote:My friend did this

How to Disable a RFID | eHow.com


Thanks....I'd rather nuke than cut
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Postby DavidNY » Thu May 03, 2012 3:35 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:What exactly am I looking for with respect to the RFID chip? Is it the same as the gold circuit board looking chip that is visible from the front of the card?


No, the visible gold circuit board is the EMV chip used for Chip and PIN transactions. Not very common in the US (yet), but common in Canada and the norm in Europe (EMV = Europe Visa Mastercard).

Here's something I found contrasting EMV (the chip that is visible), RFID (the smaller chip that isn't visible without damaging the card) and NFC technologies.

Benefits and Security Vulnerabilities of Contactless Card Payment Systems



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